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The Watermelon Prince

A story from Vietnam that tells how the delicious fruit, the watermelon, came to Vietnam. A king adopts a boy who grows up into a wise prince. His bother plots against him and he is banished to an island where he discovers a sumptuous new fruit.

The Wicked Witch of the West

We bring you a single chapter from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by y L. Frank Baum. We chose this chapter in the spirit of Halloween – so expect a few scary moments when with wolves, bees, crows, and winged monkeys.

The Monkey and the Boar

A story from Japan about a Monkey who has served his master by dancing all his life. Now he is old, his master wants to get rid of him. The monkey consults a wise wild boar about what to do.

The Fire-Fly Princess

The Fire-Fly princess has many suitors. She tells them all that she will marry the one who can bring her a flame. A glittering story from Japan.

The Shipwrecked Sailor

An Ancient Egyptian tale about a shipwrecked sailor who is washed up on a desert island and meets a giant serpent. One of the oldest stories ever written down, it is really several stories within a story.

The Cat that Walked by Himself

Most domestic or farm animals have to earn their place by the fire.This story tells us why cats can drink milk from a bowl AND live a semi-wild life by themselves. It takes us back to the time when people lived in caves.

When the Sun Hid in Her Cave

One of Japan’s oldest legends tells us how the gods invented fun and music. It all began when the Sun Goddess went into an epic sulk and hid in her cave. The gods had to find a way to cheer her up and coax her out. The story of how they did so is both beautiful and amusing.

Bertie and the General

You will hear some history and a good yarn in this story, which is largely set on the Greek Island of Crete.Bertie hears the story from an old general. Then he manages to connect up the past with the present.


Cinderella is a story about a young girl who lives with her Step Mother and Ugly Step Sisters. They treat her as their slave and all she wants to do is go to a ball. And there appears her Fairy Godmother! Fairy Godmother lets Cinderella go to the ball, and she meets the Prince! And well the rest is a fairytale!

The Hare and the Tortoise

A new take on an old tale. Speedy the Hare gives his version of his famous race with the tortoise and he would like you to know that, whatever you may have heard, he is the fastest creature on the farm. Truly!

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

This charming fable by Aesop is retold here in the voice of a simple country mouse. His uncle tempts him to come to the bright city, but he soon finds that its pleasures come with dangers.

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